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Updated May 30, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian : Ruler of all

What does Erick mean and stand for?

The name Erick is derived from the Old Norse name meaning "ruler of all." One of the most notable Ericks was Erick the Red from the 10th Century. He was a navigator and explorer who discovered Greenland. Erick was also a popular name for several kings in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.


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How Popular Is The Name Erick

Family name origins & meanings

  • Americanized spelling of North German Erich or Scandinavian Eirik (see Erickson).

What Does the Name Erick Mean?

Erick, a variation of the once strong name Eric, invokes images of power and strength.

How Popular is the Name Erick?

Erick is the number 317 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It has slowly been on a downward spiral, first falling out of the top 200 in 2010 and declining in popularity since.

Erick is a variation of the Old Norse name Eiríkr. It was often used for people high in society. This particular spelling has become less popular than the original Eric.

However, it is the 4th most popular name on

Popularity of the Name Erick in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Erick was at its peak popularity in September 2020.

Erick was searched for most often in the following states:

  • Oklahoma
  • Georgia
  • California
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Famous People Named Erick and Erick in Pop Culture

Erick has not been a very popular name in American pop culture. Singer of The Cramps, Erick Lee Purkhiser aka Lux Interior and rapper of the group EPMD Erick Sermon are some of the two only notable namesakes. Wrestler Erick Rowan also comes to mind.

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